Water Framework Directive (WFD) Coastal Waterbodies Cycle 1

Natural Resources Wales

WFD Coastal Waterbodies is a spatial dataset containing attributes that have been collated as defined for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). WFD Coastal Waterbodies 1st Cycle defining coastal waterbodies for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Article 2, clause 7 of the WFD defines coastal waterbodies as 'a surface water on the landward side of a line, every point of which is at a distance of one nautical mile on the seaward side from the nearest point of the baseline from which the breadth of territorial waters is measured, extending where appropriate up to the outer limit of transitional waters'. Coastal waters were defined by territorial waters 1 nautical mile from the Mean High Water, and the coastline taken directly from OS 1:50K MeridianTM 2. The break between coastal and estuarine waters was defined as transitional waterbodies. Since waterbodies are attributed with a unique identifier (EA_WB_ID) this dataset can be linked directly to other WFD data sources such as physical characteristics, risk, classification and proposed objectives.

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Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved. Contains Ordnance Survey Data. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100019741. Crown Copyright and Database Right.


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Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_WFD_COASTAL)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs (inspire-nrw:NRW_WFD_COASTAL)